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audio 04:24 Joe Wade- 'That's How Strong My Love Is'- An Unknown Soul Soldier Gives A Stirring Performance On This Diamond Cut In 1965

Joe Wade- 'That's How Strong My Love Is'- ...

They come and they go in The Grand Hotel and some never even get to check in. Such was the case with Joe Wade, a very fine Soul singer of the 60’s. Little is known about Joe. It appears he recorded some sides for the Dial & Sho Me labels and vanished. If this track is his legacy, it’s a moving one.

Posted by Rich Buckland, 04/05/2013 06:33 PM

audio 02:34 Erma Franklin- 'Piece Of My Heart'- The Original Grammy Nominated Track Janis Joplin Is Best Known For- Written By Bert Berns and Jerry Ragavoy and Performed by Aretha's Sister In 1967

Erma Franklin- 'Piece Of My Heart'- The Or...

The 50’s and 60’s produced many hit records that were covers of R&B & Soul efforts of the day. White was usually right back then, even in the face of Civil Rights. Many talented women like Erma were served only at Black Radio as Janis took FM Radio by Storm. Yup. Race & Love can be a Ball and Chain

Posted by Rich Buckland, 04/02/2013 06:44 PM

audio 02:50 The Drifters-  'I Don't Want To Go On Without You'- Written By The Amazing Bert Russell Berns and Great Jerry Wexler- 1964- Bertrand Russell Berns: November 8 1929 – December 30, 1967- Jerry Wexler: January 10, 1917 – August 15, 2008

The Drifters- 'I Don't Want To Go On With...

These are the Charlie Thomas Drifters. These are the cats who defined 45 RPM grace with tunes such as ‘I Count The Tears’. Sure. ‘Save The Last Dance’ and ‘On Broadway’ are masterful works. But check out the intimate, tear stained mood on this cut. An exquisite, magical moment.

Posted by Rich Buckland, 04/01/2013 04:58 PM

audio 12:07 Jerry Lewis & Steve Allen- A Very Funny Phone Call- 1962

Jerry Lewis & Steve Allen- A Very Funny Ph...

The craft of the prank phone call was elevated from juvenile past time to the big time by Steve Allen as he engaged them with guests on his late night television program. This was not junk. It was improvised art with recipients who frequently rose to the occasion. This call is a sit down stand out.

Posted by Rich Buckland, 04/01/2013 12:11 PM

video 13:27 Sam Moore and The Elwood Blues Revue!- Mr. Super Voice of Sam and Dave Fame With Dan Aykroyd -The Atlantic Records 40th Anniversary Performance- Live From Madison Square Garden- May 14, 1988

Sam Moore and The Elwood Blues Revue!- Mr....

Sam Moore is one of the last great soul men standing. The Stax/Volt label did not achieve the glory of Motown but it’s roster was rich with dedicated men and women whose contributions to Rhythm and Blues were dynamic. Dig the scene as it happened on the live feed from MSG 25 wonders ago.

Posted by Rich Buckland, 03/29/2013 05:23 PM

audio 07:20 Lee J. Cobb- An Excerpt From Arthur Millers 'Death of A Salesman'

Lee J. Cobb- An Excerpt From Arthur Miller...

He was known as the Actor’s Actor. You may know him from ‘Twelve Angry Men,’ ‘Golden Boy’ or ‘On The Waterfront’. But it was his stage portrayal of Willy Loman that is still spoken about by those who witnessed his dramatic depth and truth. Here is a wonderful portion from a radio version he engaged.

Posted by Rich Buckland, 03/27/2013 03:08 PM

audio 06:05 T.S Elliot- The Poet Reads His Early Piece 'The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock'

T.S Elliot- The Poet Reads His Early Piece...

Once upon a time, America produced elegant, not ugly grand wizards. These were wizards of word and thought. We called them poets and many could actually make a decent wage through the exquisite exchange of word and thought. Here is a brilliant example of such divinity.

Posted by Rich Buckland, 03/27/2013 01:44 PM

video 02:14 Raging Bull- The Greatest Motion Picture Trailer Ever Told

Raging Bull- The Greatest Motion Picture T...

If a picture is worth a thousand words, this magical and muscular motion picture trailer is possibly worth an infinite number of letters. In an age of divine potential, classic movies have become nearly extinct. Here is a reminder of the amazingly darker grace film can acheive.

Posted by Rich Buckland, 03/24/2013 12:02 PM